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Oct 28th, 2013, 02:41 PM
Soon we are going to lose the last bit of data Google still gives us:
Post-PRISM, Google Confirms Quietly Moving To Make All Searches Secure, Except For Ad Clicks
Does anyone know of any alternative software to get the data we get from Google Analytics?
Oct 29th, 2013, 03:44 AM
Sadly no....the only way to get an approximate keyword data is through guesswork ( landing pages ) and webmaster tools.
Of course you can run an adwords campaign for a short period of time to determine how many impressions a keyword rakes up but the real converting data will be absent.
Oct 29th, 2013, 04:22 AM
I used to use Urchin, it was expensive but it worked fine. Then Google bought Urchin.... I know I have seen alternatives to GA.
Oct 29th, 2013, 04:55 AM
I too am assuming your talking about key word data. It's all going bye bye, we'll have to start using what we've learned in the past.
Even 3rd party tools are giving Encrypted Search for keywords.
Oct 29th, 2013, 06:16 AM
The referrer info is encrypted. So no matter what tool you use , its going to show ( not provided)
Oct 29th, 2013, 06:41 AM
SEO is hard and it's getting harder! This is a good thing The fewer of us there are that can still move the needle the better it is for us. This is a real pita though lol
Oct 29th, 2013, 08:02 AM
Actually its a blessing in disguise....i have seen so many shady SEO companies drop out after penguin 1
SEO is evolving as a knowledge based service. Not a data entry job as it was earlier.
A bloody good thing for us actually.
The geek will inherit the earth
Oct 29th, 2013, 09:19 AM
Guys, I mourn the loss of organic keyword data as much as the rest of us, but things are not so dark in my view.
1. Keyword research used to be free, now have to pay Google for some of it. The AdWords Keyword Planner is still free (yeah yeah, it's not as robust as the former Keyword Tool at its peak, but it's still great, let's face it, and I can still get it to churn out gold). But then of course there's AdWords itself, and I am an AdWords optimization maniac myself and use dozens or hundreds of thousand of keywords per client.
2. Bing Keyword tool.
3. Wordtracker, a great tool, I've gotta resubscribe. Much of its data comes from Metacrawler and Dogpile and other "meta" engines, not encrypted.
4. Hitwise also uses data from many search engines.
5. KeywordDiscovery has its own distinct search engine list.
I am a keyword junkie, and there is still a wealth of data out there to mine, if you ask me.
Last edited by PhilipSEO; Oct 29th, 2013 at 09:27 AM.
Oct 29th, 2013, 09:30 AM
Actually, in addition to Wordtracker, Hitwise and KeywordDiscovery, do you guys know any other cool keyword tools that use unique data sources and such?
Oct 29th, 2013, 10:09 AM
I guess I'll have to add a pop-up form on the site that says What keyword did you use to find this page?
I know that both Ubersuggest and Rank Tracker scrape google suggest. But that's not the same as using a unique data source.
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